You've found the perfect gown - now you just need to make it fit perfectly to your body shape! While many wedding gown salons offer in-house tailoring, there are many that don't. And if you bought your wedding gown consignment, then there there's a good chance you need a seamstress who can make the necessary alterations!
So when you're looking for a seamstress what you should expect and what should you ask?
First off, tailoring is becoming a lost art as fewer and fewer young people learn the delicate and specific techniques to fitting and altering garments so don't expect to save a bunch of money by choosing a dress that's not in your size or that will need a lot of alterations. Be prepared to pay what the service and time of the tailor is worth - after all, this isn't a pair of drapes they're working on! This is your wedding dress!
A few questions to ask a seamstress before you hand over your gown would be:
- How many hours do you think it will take to do the alterations?
- How many fitting appointments will I need?
- What is the time frame I can expect my gown to be done by?
- Can I see before and after photos of other gowns you've worked on?
- What does the price you've quoted me include?
There are no right or wrong answers to these questions but like anything, it's always good to get a few quotes from different seamstresses to find the best fit for you!
Calgary Wedding Dress Alterations:
Mari's Bridal Alterations - 403-700-1361
Anika's Alterations - 403-483-9933
Ivy Rose Designs - 403-652-6395
Liz Tailor and Seamstress - 587-433-5158